Ref. Ares(2018)5403232 - 22/10/2018
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL JUSTICE and CONSUMERS
The Director General
By registered letter with
acknowledgment of receipt
Schönhauser Allee 6-7
Advanced copy by email:
[FOI #5938 email]
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2018/4951
Dear Mr Fanta,
We refer to your e-mail dated 20/09/2018 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered on 21/09/2018 under the above-mentioned reference number.
You request access to
"- a list of lobby meetings held by DG Justice and Consumers with the Cyber Data
Coalition (CDC) or its intermediaries (such as Political Intelligence). The list should
include: date, individuals attending + organisational affiliation, the issues discussed;
- minutes and other reports of these meetings;
all correspondence (i.e. any emails, correspondence or telephone call notes) between the
DG (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and CDC or any intermediaries
representing its interests."
I apologise for the delay in replying to your request. It was due to the need to carefully check
We regret to inform you that DG Justice and Consumers does not hold any documents that
would correspond to the description given in your application.
As specified in Article 2(3) of Regulation 1049/2001, the right of access as defined in that
regulation applies only to existing documents in the possession of the institution.
Given that no such documents, corresponding to the description given in your application,
are held by the Commission, the Commission is not in a position to fulfil your request.
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Office: MO59 08/005 – Tel. direct line +32 229 661773 – [Emailadresse]
In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, you are entitled to make a
confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review this position.
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt of
this letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address:
Transparency unit SG-B-4
B-1049 Bruxelles or by email to: [Emailadresse]
Electronically signed on 19/10/2018 19:17 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563